Navy helicopters rescued 20 persons from listing vessel off Vasai coast


Navy helicopters rescued 20 persons on board a listing merchant ship off Vasai coast in neighbouring Palghar district.

  •  While 19 were airlifted and brought to INS shikra in Mumbai, one more on board the vessel was airlifted by a second Navy chopper.
  • The information was received around midnight by the Indian navy that a vessel in distress ‘Jindal Kamakshi’ which was 40 nautical miles from Mumbai harbour and 25 nautical miles off Vasai coast has listed heavily.
  • The Indian Navy had launched one Seaking helicopter to provide immediate assistance and a ship was also deployed for rendering assistance.
    Source: ET

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